Connecting local responses around the world
"There is nothing as palpable and wonderful as sharing a story about our lives, or telling a folk tale that we know, and not giving a moral or explanation, but just seeing what it reminds people of."
I recently spoke with the award-winning New York-based storyteller Laura Simms for Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' podcast. You might enjoy it:…Continue
What I appreciate so much about SALT, is that it fosters deep connections between people. When we suspend judgment and take time to listen deeply, we arrive at a shared understanding. We meet in a field described by Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there."
As facilitators, how do we allow such a field to emerge? How do we facilitate conversations so that this authentic, vulnerable human connection can build?…Continue
Added by Birgitta Schomaker on July 26, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
WWF Netherlands and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands organized a three-day workshop on Citizen Science in The Hague in early July 2019. The workshop brought together representatives from civil society, science and government to learn from interesting cases studies, unpack prominent themes related to citizen science and share experiences.…Continue
Last month I joined Tamarack's Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy on a cross-country tour to deliver Citizens at the Centre - a travelling workshop on how to engage ordinary citizens in the community change process.
It was hectic. Five workshops, in five cities, over eight days - Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. A weekend glamping in the Rockies in between, followed by two nights at Tofino before returning to Melbourne Australia.
What was it all…Continue
I have been informally involved with Society for Community Research and Action. The group recently had an exciting discussion on definition of CP practice and how it can/is/should change! I watched the video later and found it very useful and want to share with you. Thanks to Nicole Freund, Research Scientist, Managing Editor, Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice for this video.
Key takeaways from the video
Whose knowledge is…Continue
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English version below.
"Le chemin vers la Réconciliation "
Des membres de la Constellation et France Compétence se préparent à marcher sur le "Chemin de St Jacques" à partir du 25 Mai 2019, pour soutenir un très joli et important projet de Réconciliation en Burundi.
L’idée de ce projet est de…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 6, 2019 at 6:22pm — No Comments
In Arukah Network's new 'How To Build Community' podcast I spoke with Cormac Russell from Nurture Development about his experiences of ABCD over 20 years, 30 countries and hundreds of communities.
Give it a listen and please do share with others!
Added by Jake Lloyd on April 27, 2019 at 5:28pm — No Comments
Mathews Monde is a member of Arukah Network from rural Zambia. In 2017, the Ministry of Health named him one of the country's "most innovative" health workers. This blog he's written for the US National Conversation Project helps to explain why...
Added by Jake Lloyd on April 16, 2019 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Yesterday I conducted my first SALTY activity. Well, technically I didn't conduct it because I don't have the language skills. I shared the idea with my field team member Krishna and she conducted the session. My colleague Balaram and I brainstormed to design the session.
Having just completed my SALT facilitator training, this was a momentous occasion for me.…Continue
Tout a commencé suite à une rencontre. Tout commence toujours par une rencontre de toute manière, n'est-ce pas?
Une rencontre entre Lysiane Cueff et moi en 2014. Notre enthousiasme commun pour l'approche SALT et la vision du réseau Constellation ainsi que l'affection que nous…Continue
As a next step in our change towards shared ownership of the Constellation dream, The Constellation is looking to establish a new board.…Continue
Added by Marlou on March 28, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments
“What accent do you have? You're not from around here.” Even in a country that values social equality, there are historically rank differences between urban citizens from the large cities and the administrative centres on one hand, and residents from remote rural areas on the other hand. In the 80s of the last century, candidates from rural areas (speaking with a distinct accent) were not accepted for trainee positions at a large bank. …Continue
Added by Birgitta Schomaker on March 25, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
En ce froid dimanche soir, nous préparons les funérailles de papa prévues pour le mercredi suivant. Nous voilà, ma belle-mère, ma soeur avec son mari, mon épouse et moi réunis autour du diacre Jos dans le bureau de la paroisse Saint-Michel à Keerbergen. Je n'avais pas participé à la préparation d’une cérémonie catholique depuis plus de vingt ans. J’avais lu les directives pour préparer les obsèques et, franchement, j’étais un peu inquiet car je me demandais…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 22, 2019 at 5:27pm — No Comments
There we were, my stepmother, my sister with her husband, me and my wife, gathered around Jos the deacon in the Saint Michael’s parish office in Keerbergen. On this cold Sunday evening, we prepare for Dad’s funeral scheduled for the following Wednesday. It had been a while since I actively participated in the preparation of a catholic ceremony. I had read the guidelines to prepare the funeral, and frankly, I was a bit concerned as I was wondering whether…Continue
This is a reflection of the valuable learning from my participation as a member of the CLCP facilitator’s team conducted by the Singapore National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Center. This training was the second session. The first session was held in November 2018. Interesting learning is a flow of the facilitation process.
As always, the…Continue
Hello to All,
Community response is well appreciated when they really work harder to make their children, families and villages happy. They create demand and also help the Health system in a different way.. Here is the story of Mr. Mahizudul Islam from village Bajpara part 4, #Bongaigaon district,…Continue